Liverpool biscuit bandits Aaron Walsh and Anthony Edgerton are facing jail after admitting stealing £20,00-worth of biscuits from Burton's Foods, the makers of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels. The pair stole the sugary swag when they took a £50,000 DHL trailer from Burton's Foods in Cwmbran, south Wales, in June 2015.
Walsh, 25, and Egerton, 35, also admitted to stealing a Scania lorry worth £15,000 one month earlier, and using it to steal an £8,000 trailer containing £43,000-worth of lager crates at the 24-hour Lympne Industrial Estate in Hythe, Kent. They are due to be sentenced at Newport Crown Court on Tuesday (15 March).
Gwent Police launched a manhunt in wake of the theft and managed to gather enough crumbs of evidence to prosecute Walsh and Egerton. Charges against a 36-year-old accused of theft, handling stolen goods and taking and driving away were dropped at Newport Magistrates' Court in October last year 2015. Two other men from Liverpool and Cheshire also had charges against them dropped.
As well as Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels, Burton's Foods also makes Maryland cookies, Cadbury's biscuits as well as cheese, and fish and chip flavoured crisps.